Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years Eve - how weird that it is January, 2015 already! I feel as though last year absolutely flew by!

This was me on New Years Eve. In true Taygan fashion I forgot to take proper photos, so have a selfie and a poor-quality last-minute-in-front-of-a-pub pic!

Earrings - given to me by a customer, dress & bag - thrifted, shoes -??

The Cheongsam (or Qipao) I'm wearing is just a modern one I found at the op shop near my house and then altered to give a bit more of a vintage shape. I've been doing a lot of reading about Shanghai in the 1930's which has been completely fascinating and was my inspiration for this outfit. I've fallen completely head over heels for the beautiful Chinese starlets of the day and now have a little list of old movies to track down.. hopefully with subtitles! If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!

2015 is already shaping up to be a super exciting year - there are a few biggish things in the works that I can't share right now (even though I'm dying to) that I am SO excited about.

In terms of "resolutions".. well, I know I never keep them, but my main one is to be a more social person. I'm the kind of person who usually says "no" or "I can't..." when invited out somewhere, partly due to social anxiety and partly laziness, but I'm hoping to say "yes" a lot more this year when it comes to seeing friends and attending events outside of my own home.

I'm also hoping to get my wardrobe situation a bit more sorted. Too many days of "I have nothing to wear!!!!" is really getting me down and now that we have an income and some of the smaller debts have been paid off (yay!) I can actually start looking at investing in pieces to build up my wardrobe. I've already got a little list started that I'll gradually chip away at, consisting of vintage, reproduction and made-by-me pieces. Being a "fashion" blogger who owns basically nothing that she wants to wear makes things rather difficult.

My last one is to *try* and be a little better with my blog.. I say this every year and it doesn't usually happen, but maybe this will be the year!!

How are you guys with resolutions? Do you have any for this year?


  1. I wish you luck on the saying yes thing! I also suffer from this issue, and I worked on it last year, and am continuing to work on it. Your little list is manageable, I'm sure you'll tackle it, I'll be cheering you on!

    I blogged about my blogging resolutions, and I have them fairly easy to stick to. Now in regards to personal, I have some on my mind, but I know myself, and am about 90% sure I won't stick to any of them (save for the getting better with your anxiety thing).

  2. Your resolution sounds perfect - want to catch up for lunch/afternoon tea sometime?

    The only resolution I have made is to try to be kinder to myself. I am an impatient person who expects perfection of myself. I also was highly independent before I got really unwell. So instead of berating myself constantly for the things I can't do. I am going to try to just be kind to myself. If things don't work out or I "fail" at something I am going to try to tell myself it's ok. It is going to be a pretty tough new years resolution. But I am ready to try.

  3. Can't wait to find out what the big news are! ^_^ I love this magnificent dress, I was screaming inside when I saw it! *_* You look as beautiful as ever!
    Woohoo, I have the social resolution as well! :D And the other is have a "not giving a fuck" attitude! :D

  4. Gorgeous outfit! It definitely has a great vintage look with the silhouette you've given it.

    I look forward to seeing what your blog and wardrobe brings this year :)

  5. I'm hoping to be a more social person too, I find it too easy to sit at home with a cuppa and watch the world go by. I always worm my way out of social events because I'm too anxious. I think I need to push myself more and that will be something I work on this year :)

    I'm so excited to hear what you have in store for this year :)

  6. happy new year!
    you looked stellar in this outfit!


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